10 Who Make a Difference: Cathy and Dave Pickett - KTTC Rochester, Austin, Mason City News, Weather and Sports

10 Who Make a Difference: Cathy and Dave Pickett

Posted: Updated:
Dave and Cathy Pickett Dave and Cathy Pickett
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Next Wednesday at Rochesterfest, KTTC will honor some extraordinary people and organizations in our KTTC/United Way of Olmsted County 10 Who Make a Difference award ceremony.

Cathy and Dave Pickett started volunteering for Meals on Wheels one year ago after Dave became disabled from a stroke. Cathy said the pair brings meals to about 20 homes every weekend, and spends time talking and sometimes even singing to clients. It is an organization that has affected many people and caught the attention of people like Marcus Sherels.

Cathy said the experience has not only been about helping others, but it has had a profound impact on her life, too.

"They just have a big smile on their face and they want you to stay and talk and talk and talk," said Cathy Pickett. "And you know, it's so good for them. It's so nice to be able to do something for someone so they can stay in their own home."

Meals on Wheels volunteers also serve as the "eyes and ears" for Family Service Rochester, reporting on clients needs and even saving lives of those needing immediate help.
  • Mobile Top StoriesMore>>

  • Stand Still Parade brings big crowd to small town

    Stand Still Parade brings big crowd to small town

    A big crowd of people made it out to the small town of Whalan Saturday for the 24th annual Stand Still Parade, something making Whalan a community like no other. 

    More >>

    A big crowd of people made it out to the small town of Whalan Saturday for the 24th annual Stand Still Parade, something making Whalan a community like no other. 

    More >>
  • Dayton vetoes bill with harsher penalties for protesters

    Dayton vetoes bill with harsher penalties for protesters

    Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would increase penalties for protesters who block freeways or transit lines. The debate started last year in response to protests over officer-involved shootings of two black men that shut down interstates and blocked the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 

    More >>

    Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would increase penalties for protesters who block freeways or transit lines. The debate started last year in response to protests over officer-involved shootings of two black men that shut down interstates and blocked the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. 

    More >>
  • Education Minnesota endorses Tim Walz for governor

    Education Minnesota endorses Tim Walz for governor

    Education Minnesota, the state’s largest labor union with more than 80,000 members, formally endorsed U.S. Rep. Tim Walz’ campaign for governor on Saturday night. 

    More >>

    Education Minnesota, the state’s largest labor union with more than 80,000 members, formally endorsed U.S. Rep. Tim Walz’ campaign for governor on Saturday night. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly